The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a hot tech topic. The new craze of virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Siri, has raised a lot of questions as to how these devices really work and how they affect you. IoT devices include smart home products, Amazon dash buttons, and FitBits. Some benefits can be directly experienced, but the continued development of these devices will provide long-term benefits that have yet to be recognized. Devices that are are in the IoT include thermostats, outlets, and smart homes that are connected to the internet.
As connected (smart) devices continue to be developed and improved upon, the opportunities for this technology seems endless. Developers are even looking to construct “smart cities” in which everything from roads to power plants will be connected to the internet What is the benefit? Connected-tech provides second-to-second status updates, which will simplify the maintenance processes and make things a bit safer...but at what cost?
The excitement to create new technology comes with the will of hackers looking to exploit it. Devices that are a part of the IoT can be deeply ingrained into people’s personal lives, which can pose a serious security threat when those devices are compromised. At Troy Web Consulting, security is our top priority. We go out of our way to ensure that the applications we’re creating are secure. We have worked on many projects, many that involve highly sensitive information, so we know the best practices. We are known for our devotion to safety and are willing to go the extra mile to protect your information. To learn more, click here.